Wednesday, September 2, 2009

To Greater Tomorrows

Live out of your imagination, not your history
Stephen R. Covey

This post is written for those who choose to become the creators of thier own destinies. To those who believe that whatever the mind can conceive, and believe, they will be able to achieve. They choose to make key decisions. . .in advance. They understand that if they make the vision real enough it will inevitably lead them to develop behaviors that will produce the desired results. They sense that there is immense power in developing a vision of who they want to be and what they want to achieve.

To Begin. . . Write Your Journal or Training Plan in Advance
Each day, give yourself permission to think, to imagine, and to envision what can be. As wondrous and impossible thoughts enter your mind, allow them to wander. Let these thoughts become your goals, your ambitions, your dreams. As you do so, you will begin to discover the power of the unquestionable ability of man. Think long enough, imagine real enough, and envision big enough and what seemed impossible will begin to take on the realm of possibility. Within time you will begin to believe.

Then. . . Discover the Unquestionable Ability of Man
There is no more encouraging fact than that of the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious effort. Learn to make key decisions that are consistent with your personal vision. With those decisions made, begin to employ the elements of personal management and personal leadership. As you do so, you will see your environment as an opportunity to fully and precisely achieve at the highest personal and professional levels.

Now. . . Pursue Excellence
Strive to “Not to be Good. . .to be Best.” Your vison will require you to pursue greater levels of achievement. In this pursuit you will need to move beyond being “good” and rise to new levels of excellence. Seek distinction in character wherever you go and in whatever you do.

Remember. . . With Every Challenge There Comes A Promise
Each day presents us with a variety of challenging situations. The difference between those who will find success in this life and those who will remain mired in a life of mediocrity is how they meet those challenges. Those with vision will see that every challenge comes with a promise. The key is to realize that each specific promise is directly linked to its corresponding challenge.
Your personal achievement will be a direct result of the challenges you are willing to accept. It has been said that an individual’s courage is not found in what they have overcome, but in the challenges they are now willing to face.

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